Queen Victoria's Little Wars UPDATED
Queen Victoria reigned for almost a century, during which her armies fought many battles to expand and defend her empire across nearly 20 percent of the globe. Most of these "little" wars pitted small armies of exceptionally well-armed British and allied troops (from such far-ranging locales as India and Egypt) against much larger forces fighting with inferior armaments. A pattern emerged in which initial, small Anglo/Allied forces were wiped out, only to be "avenged" by larger forces at a later date, with the resulting victory adding another jewel to Queen Victoria's crown.
Queen Victoria's Little Wars